Why Making Music Matters for Children
To celebrate Make Music Day and World Music Day, we are spotlighting our Primary Schools singing programme Kids' Choir.
Now in its fifteenth year the Kid's Choir programme inspires joy and confidence in those who take part and equips children with music skills, and provides teachers with specialised training. Led by Conductor Richard Frostick, each year 450 children from up to 30 schools with low arts and music provision across 8 London boroughs are taught a programme of rivertastic tunes, culminating in a mass outdoor riverside concert to audiences in their thousands.
“My favourite songs were ‘Yenamenoah’ and ‘Refuge’. It was great that when we finished ‘Yenamenoah’ it echoed all round the Scoop. The venue was awesome since it was right by the river and we could see Tower Bridge.”
India, Kids' Choir participant
"Kids’ Choir is a whole community. It brings children, teachers and parents together to celebrate our great city through music."
Richard Frostick, Conductor
"The children were incredible with their singing, they were so proud of themselves. We've had lovely comments from their families, who were overwhelmed with emotion."
Sarah Lufflum, Swaffield Primary, Music Teacher
“I really enjoyed it and I think it will be good for my singing in the future.”
Scarlett Lily, Kids' Choir pupil
Meet the Kids' Choir teachers
We recently caught up with some of the Kid's Choir teachers at the Kids' Choir training day. We asked them just why Kids' Choir is so important...here's what they had to say: